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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
From C&L: 
16th-May-2008 12:19 pm
Pro Life
Stop-Lossed Soldier Refuses To Redeploy To Iraq
IVAW:
Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, who served in the Army until being honorably discharged last summer after over four years of service in Afghanistan, Japan, Europe and the Phillipines, today publicly announced his intention to refuse orders to deploy to Iraq.

Sgt. Chiroux made made his announcement in the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda after members of Iraq Veterans Against the War testified before the Congressional Progressive Caucus during Winter Soldier on the Hilll. Sgt. Chiroux made the following statement to the press:
Good afternoon. My name is Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, and I served in the Army as a Photojournalist until being honorably discharged last summer after over four years of service in Afghanistan, Japan, Europe and the Philippines. As an Army journalist whose job it was to collect and filter servicemember’s stories, I heard many stomach-churning testimonies of the horrors and crimes taking place in Iraq. For fear of retaliation from the military, I failed to report these crimes, but never again will I allow fear to silence me. Never again will I fail to stand.
Sgt. Chiroux believes the occupation of Iraq is illegal and unconstitutional, you can see his video message here. IAWA has set up a legal defense fund for Matthis, but the link isn’t working at the moment. Please keep checking back to their site if you would like to donate.
Comments 
16th-May-2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Its always reassuring to see a fellow Alabamian who doesn't have his head up his ass.
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17th-May-2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
First of f Hi to angry_biscuit as I am new. and to offer possible insight to xtex's post, he might be in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) for the later part of his contract (which I think is kind of shifty anyways if he's been discharged). In the IRR, you are still on whatever twisted little list the government has and they can subsequently call you back on a whim...
16th-May-2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
That hits home to a former Navy journalist and current conscientious objector.

Missed most of the war, though. Can't say I regret that.
18th-May-2008 06:39 am (UTC)
hi.. reached ur blog from chrishansenhome.

the army guy here is good looking though :)
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